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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 06, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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67 ss 396 subframe

I've started working on an original ss396 car. Unfortunetly the front subframe is bent, and I've been considering replacing it versus paying to have it straightened. I would like to keep the car as correct and original as possible. I'm trying to identify how my bigblock frame would differ from a standard frame used to replace it. Mine has got the F41 suspension stuff, BB springs, and the lower control arms etc. I think the center link may be different as well. Any experts out there that could help me out in making sure I'll have the right stuff on my car? Would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 06, 09:13 AM
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Re: 67 ss 396 subframe

Just try to find yourself another 67 subframe and transfer your stuff over to it , I think the 67 subframe is just a bit different than the 68 ,69 something in the front frame horns where the bumper bolts on .
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 06, 09:19 AM
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Re: 67 ss 396 subframe

From the CRG: http://www.camaros.org/TopicsofResearch.shtml

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Subframe style: A mid-year change was instituted for '67 Camaro subframes. Large holes (about 3-inch dia.) were placed on the inside surface of each front frame "horn" to provide access to bumper bracket nuts.

1967 Subframe Horn Change
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The earlier frames used a slot in the outer surface of the frame horn to hold a J-nut (clip nut) for the bumper bracketry. The transition period for this change appears be circa November/December of 1966; we are attempting to gather more data to further refine the implementation date. An interesting note is that some frames have been found with the large hole on one frame rail and none on the other rail. Apparently such frames were built during the transition period from one style to the other, while making use of all existing frame stock.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 06, 04:30 PM
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Re: 67 ss 396 subframe

That and your BB frame mounts and cross member are different than a SB S/F.

The cross member b/c they sit over right at an 1" to the pass. side for more steering gearbox cleanance is all.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 06, 01:00 AM
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Re: 67 ss 396 subframe

just to clarify what everyone has said

any 67-69 f-body sub or 68-72? x-body (nova) subframe will work there are minor differences as shown above, all you need to do is swap over all you parts
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 06, 06:40 AM
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Re: 67 ss 396 subframe

How bent and where?
Paying to have it straightened might cost considerably less than attempting to ship a replacement.

Nov 68 Van Nuys. 327 floor-shift-auto, Frost Green and not much else when new.

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